Kimura was founded in 2013 by Kristofer Tremaine and is headquartered in London, with offices and representation in 15 other countries of strategic importance, around the globe.
Kimura’s principal focus is in providing liquidity and working capital to the global commodity markets through a series of private credit strategies, serving pools of capital from some of the world’s largest investors.
Kimura seeks to serve all market participants throughout the credit stack on a risk adjusted basis from: Fortune 500 MultiNationals to SME’s operating in niche markets.
Kimura is a signatory of the UN PRI and is a member of the ICC. We have a duty to our planet, ourselves and our investors to provide responsible capital in a sustainable and impactful manner.
Our collective expertise, track record and governance set us apart. Kimura is the only dedicated global, commodity only, private credit asset manager in the world.
Founder & CEO
Non executive Chairman
Chief Operating Officer
Head of US
Co-Head of Structuring
Kriss is responsible for the overall strategy, corporate development and growth of the company and he is a member of the investment committee. He founded Kimura in 2013. Prior to founding Kimura, he held various senior roles at Société Générale, Hetco and latterly as global head of Commodities at PPG. Kristofer began his career on the International Petroleum Exchange, working for Banque Paribas in 1998, laterally moving in the same team to ABN AMRO and later through acquisition to UBS in London. He is based in London.
Neil has 40 years’ experience in the energy markets. After graduating from the University of Wales in Chemical Engineering, he joined BP within physical oil risk management and trading. He then worked at Goldman Sachs, leading and developing its energy division in London. Having also held senior roles with Phibro and Tosco, Neil latterly was head of crude oil trading at Hetco until 2012.
Alan has 40 years of experience in trade finance and structuring. Following 15 years in trade finance banking, Alan joined Trafigura in 1993. There, he assumed the role of global head of trade finance, assisting greatly in the success of the company, before leaving the business in 2012.
Mike has a trade finance / treasury management background working within some of the top tier commodity trading houses over the past 15 years managing multi-billion dollar inventory financing and receivable discounting facilities. Mike’s commodity knowledge spans oil, metals and agricultural products working within different commodity markets over his career. Mike has a wealth of experience in structuring and managing transactional trade finance facilities.
Mark has 20 years experience working in the commodities industry across banks, trading houses and audit firms in both the front and back office. Mark was the former COO of the commodities business at ICBC Standard Bank and previously worked at Bank of America, Ernst & Young and Enron.
Simon has over 20 years’ experience in the accountancy, audit and corporate finance industry. He has an extensive knowledge of company financial management, taxation and multi-currency platforms having spent 8 years managing business and personal investments for an UHNW Family office in Knightsbridge.
Warren Kirrane is a Partner and Head of Investor relations USA at Kimura Capital LLP. Prior to joining Kimura in 2018, he had an extensive energy-focused career in commodities, with his most recent positon at Blue Oil Energy as a partner and oil broker. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at Trafigura where he traded distillates on a global basis, with a focus on West Africa. He has also help set up an oil brokerage company with offices in Geneva and London. Warren Kirrane started his career in 1997 as an oil analyst and consultant at Petroleum Economics Ltd. He is based in the USA, Charleston, South Carolina.
Simran has over 25 years experience in the branding, fund raising and marketing sectors having previously worked out of Singapore. She is a co-owner of Beetroot Investments who have been involved in commodity trading since 2008.Simran will be focussed on introducing Asian investors to Kimura and its growth strategy.
Craig joined Kimura in 2016, helping to develop the middle office of the business. Craig Manielle began his career as a cashier in ABSA bank before moving across into the commodities sector where he assumed various roles in Structured Trade and Commodity Finance at multiple top tier banks such as Fortis bank, BNP Paribas, Banco Santander, where he joined to assist in developing the Middle Office globally and most recently joined Kimura from the London head office of HSBC. Craig holds a Diploma in Banking, Diploma in Marketing (Banking) and a Diploma in Treasury and International Trade from the Institute of Bankers South Africa. He is based in London.